Healthy Quirks

Okay I’m no health expert or doctor so lets get that clear. I’m just stating what has worked for me in the past and still does till this day. I came across this information by working in a spice warehouse. The owner is a wealthy and wise man who i viewed as a mentor. He, of course introduced me to the spice world and went into detail on how they can be used. I applied some of those practices to my life and have benefited from them immensely.

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Healthy Benefits of Red Pepper Cayenne

1. Migrane and Headache

Capsaincin is an active component of chili peppers which are plants belonging to the genus Capsaicum. This same Capsaicin reduces the platelet aggregation factor, which is often responsible for the onset of migraine headaches by restricting circulation in your head. Is believed to bring headache relief by depleting Substance P, a neurotransmitter that helps send pain signals. Most studies suggest that the capsaicin needs to be applied topically, such as diluting it with water then swabbing the inside of your nose, in order to be effective.

2. Reduce Appetite &

The hot and spicy taste of cayenne pepper comes from capsaicin, a compound found in many hot peppers. Capsaicin is known to hike up your metabolism, causing the body to create extra heat and burn off more calories for fuel. Research suggests that after eating foods with capsaicin, the body’s metabolic rate ( our energy use) can increase 15 to 20 percent for up to two hours. Other studies show capsaicin also boost fat oxidation, allowing the body to better use fat as fuel.

3. Alleviate Tooth Ache

Once again Capsaicin comes in so save the day with its healing powers. Because Capsaicin is a natural pain reliever, you can apply ground cayenne topically on the aching tooth for instant pain relieve.

4. Opens Up Stuffy

Cayenne pepper has the capability to open a stuffy nose because of the spice from the pepper, capsaicin. It does not take much; you can sprinkle it on your food or take a little whiff of the finely granulated pepper while it’s still in the bottle. It works by decreasing the mucus in your nasal passages, making it easier to breathe.

5. Joint Pain Reliever

Cayenne pepper can be used as an alternative to pain relief medications for reducing joint pain. Capsaicin, the main active constituent of cayenne pepper, has a numbing effect when used topically, which helps in providing instant relief from joint pain. Studies have shown that capsaicin selectively targets the pain receptors. You can mix cayenne pepper with honey to form a paste to easily apply topically for joint pain.

6. Heals Sore Throat

Have you ever heard of cayenne pepper tea? No, well you my friend just learned something new. This is a simple, inexpensive, and effective home remedy for a sore throat. If you mix cayenne pepper with honey and lemon juice (which are anti-bacterial so they will help kill the germs that causes a sore throat) because of the capsaicin contained in the pepper you will experience fast relief.

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